Thursday, March 11, 2010
Don't drop your guard just yet
Much of today has been gorgeous with temps reaching the upper 70s all around the Pine Belt. However, it appears mother nature still has one more trick up her sleeve before we roll into the weekend.
A series of mid/upper level shortwave troughs trailing a cold front may be enough to trigger some more storms over South Mississippi in the early morning hours Friday. Some of the these storms may be severe in nature with strong winds and large hail, and as always you never can rule out the possibility for some rotation.
This afternoon the Storm Prediction Center placed parts of the Pine Belt under a slight risk for severe weather early Friday morning (Graphic above). The risk stretches from Hattiesburg all the way up to north Mississippi. With the ingredients for elevated convection in place, hail seems to be the most likely of the severe possibilities.